70 countries extend support to China on HK policy at UN Human Rights Council

(The Star) – On behalf of 70 countries, a representative of Belarus to the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council expressed support to China’s implementation of “one country, two systems” in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and urged certain countries to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs.

Since the national security law for Hong Kong came into force, Hong Kong has got rid of turbulence and gradually restored stability, the representative said.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an inalienable part of China, and Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal affairs that brook no interference by any external forces, according to the representative.

“We urge the relevant sides to respect China’s sovereignty and stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs as well as China’s internal affairs,” said the representative.

A detailed draft decision to overhaul the Hong Kong electoral system with the aim of fixing existing loopholes was unveiled on Friday at the opening of China’s annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), laying out targets, major procedures and principles for the imminent reforms to effectively implement the political principle of only patriots governing the city.